May 31, 2022
Common Quail / Coturnix coturnix by Rollin Verlinde

Removing calling devices in Albania

Despite a hunting ban in place in Albania, illegal hunting and poaching continue during the hunting season. One of the most common sights is the use […]
October 30, 2020
Stork slaughter in Lebanon photo by SPNL Society for the Protection of Nature Lebanon

How the illegal killing of birds is infecting social media

by Lilla Barabas, Ph.D. Project Coordinator for LIFE against bird crime at BirdLife Europe & Central Asia For as much pleasure as Facebook can bring in […]
September 21, 2020

What’s the EU ever done for birds? A lot, actually.

By Jessica Williams, Flyways Conservation Officer at BirdLife International@NatureEU As a nature protection NGO, we often get asked why the EU does not do more to […]
September 14, 2020

Flight for survival: protecting migratory birds from illegal killing

By Jessica Williams, Flyways Conservation Officer at BirdLife International @NatureEU When you think of poaching, what do you think of? Elephants shot for their tusks, pangolins […]
March 27, 2020

Beware of the sirens, little bird: protecting the Common Quail in Moslavina

In a world where people kill birds for sport, a fundamental part of conservation work consists of preventing illegal killing from happening in the first place. […]
September 16, 2019

This shy bird can escape a birdwatcher’s eye, but not illegal trappers’ nets

Despite its attempts to live a secretive life, the migration route of the endearingly rotund Common quail leaves it subject to illegal trapping. Action is needed […]
September 9, 2019

Don’t peep – Italy’s fight against electronic calling devices

The distinctive peep of the elusive Common quail is a common feature of the otherwise quiet nights around the Gargano National Park in Italy. In fact, […]
September 7, 2019

The fight against electronic calling devices – Saving the Common quail in Serbia

Although never a common sight for most due to its shy nature, once upon a time the Common quail lived up to its names and was […]